Rent a car in the Netherlands with Sixt and drive a premium vehicle at an affordable rate. You can find our services at most major cities and airports and browsing our branch menu will help you to find the ideal location for your trip. Booking online in advance will generally get you a better rate on our car rental deals in the Netherlands and you can be ensured your vehicle will be ready for your upon your arrival. With our excellent customer service we can get you on the road quickly and efficiently so you can continue your journey more seamlessly
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Keep reading on for more details on how to make the most of your rent a car in the Netherlands. We provide tips on how you can get the best car rental deals in the Netherlands and useful travel information. Find out, for example, about our optional add-ons that let you tailor your rental car to suit your mobility needs. You can also have a look at our map, which gives you an overview of where the top 4 architectural and natural sights are located in the country as well as the major cities.
Driving licenses must be presented with a passport or valid ID. We accept non-EU driving licenses if no visa has been entered in the passport, or if you have a visa in your passport but have been in Europe no longer than 6 months.
The minimum age to rent a car in the Netherlands is 21. Drivers under 25 will have to pay a surcharge, more information provided as you book online.
We accept payments from all internationally recognized credit cards. We do not accept prepaid cards or debit cards such as VISA electron. Present your payment card when picking up your vehicle, your payment card must be in the name of the driver. A deposit of up to 3 times the hire price will be required on collection. The exact amount depends on your vehicle and will be calculated when you pick up your car rental.
In the event of an accident, please inform the police immediately. In addition, any damage to the vehicle must be reported directly to Sixt during the rental period. Please fill out the accident report form enclosed with the vehicle documents. The emergency number in the Netherlands is 112 and connects you to either the police, ambulance of fire service.
TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.
The Netherlands is a flat country with excellent roads that so far have no tolls. If you commit an offense it is likely you will get an on the spot fine. Driving a car rental in the Netherlands will be mostly stress free and in the South you will find beautiful routes through the fens and forests. Parking can be a difficult in built up areas, to park in a blue zone you need to buy a permit at a gas or police station.
The impressive Erasmus Bridge is nicknamed 'The Swan' for its incredible light blue pylon which holds up the asymmetrical cables that suspend it. The bridge connects the north and south parts of Rotterdam. The Netherlands is famous for its windmills, some of the most iconic being in the village of Kinderdijk. You can walk around the serene waterways here to get the best views of the structures. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the Dutch national museum, dedicated to art and history. Opening in 1885, the building itself is a wonderful blend of old and new with the addition of the Asian Pavilion in 2013. We also recommend The Delft City Hall in Delft that has been restored to its original Renaissance design, and of course the Vrijthof in Maastricht, a beautiful square surrounded by the cities most impressive buildings.
The Hoge Veluwe National Park is a beautiful landscape whose sand dunes and woodlands make for scenic walking and cycling, while also being home to the Kröller-Müller and Museonder museums. Located in southern part of the country near the town of Lisse are the Keukenhof Gardens, one of the largest flower gardens in the world, and a fantastic way to see the Netherlands famous tulip varieties. Amsterdam is the Venice of the north with its many canals, the Jordaan neighborhood (Garden neighborhood) makes up the central part of the city and is named after its wonderful trees and flowers. The Walden Islands are a stunning archipelago in the North Sea. Many of the islands have fantastic cycle routes across sandy wilderness areas that transport you between the island's many historic villages.
"Oceans Twelve" had many filming locations in the Netherlands over a period of three weeks. The Hotel Pulitzer, Haarlem railway station, The Hague City Hall and the KattenKabinet were all featured. Several scenes from the James Bond movie "Diamonds are Forever" featuring Sean Connery were filmed in Amsterdam as well.
You can cross borders into many countries including nearby Belgium and Germany with your Sixt car rental in the Netherlands. There are some restrictions on which EU countries you can travel to depending on the brand of vehicle. These restrictions are divided into 3 zones and you can find further information on our Rental Information page.